Acclaimed sci-fi director Neill Blomkamp and Oats Studios are developing Off The Grid, a groundbreaking blockchain-based game set on a dedicated Avalanche subnet.
Acclaimed South African director Neill Blomkamp, known for his successful sci-fi movies such as District 9, Elysium, and Chappie, has now set his sights on the gaming industry.
Blomkamp brings his ideas to blockchain
Blomkamp and his Vancouver-based company, Oats Studios, are working on a new blockchain-based game called “Off The Grid,” which will be dedicated to the Avalanche Subnet.
Avalanche is a decentralized platform designed for launching decentralized applications (dApps), financial assets, and enterprise blockchain deployments. It employs subnetworks, or “subnets,” which are customized and dedicated chains that provide distinct functionalities.
Off The Grid will reside on a dedicated Avalanche subnet, offering unique benefits such as lower transaction costs and faster confirmation times.
Off The Grid’s storyline is set in a dystopian near-future where citizens are governed by a totalitarian regime that uses cutting-edge technology to control every aspect of their lives.
Players will assume the role of a skilled hacker, fighting against this oppressive regime and working to free society from its clutches.
By using blockchain technology, Off The Grid aims to ensure that in-game assets, including currency and collectibles, are decentralized and owned by the players themselves.
The game will feature a player-driven economy, where in-game assets can be bought, sold, or traded, allowing players to build wealth and use it to further the game’s narrative. Additionally, players will be able to purchase land within the game and develop it, creating a virtual real estate market.
Blomkamp sees this project as an opportunity to merge his expertise in storytelling with the unique features that blockchain technology offers.
The collaboration between Oats Studios and Avalanche is expected to result in a one-of-a-kind gaming experience that combines immersive storytelling, cutting-edge technology, and a player-driven economy.
Though no specific release date has been announced, anticipation is building for Off The Grid, which is set to push the boundaries of what’s possible in the gaming world.
The innovative use of blockchain technology in the game not only allows for a decentralized economy but also underscores its potential as a storytelling tool, paving the way for a new era in gaming.